I built a PVC skating aid

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My 3-yr-old got skates for christmas, and my brother told me those skating aid frame things are super helpful for kids learning to skate. I didn’t want to fork over $40 to Canadian Tire for one, so I looked online for instructions to build one.

I followed the instructions in the video below, and am SUPER happy with the result. The only thing is that the parts ended up costing me about the same as if I’d just bought the $40 Canadian Tire version. But you can’t put a price on a feeling of accomplishment, can you? In  case you’re up for doing the same, I’ve included a list of parts that I got at Home Depot.

2″ x 10′ PVC Vacuum tube ($6.41) x 2
2″ PVC Short Tee ($2.99) x 2
2″ PVC 90Deg Sweep ($2.10) x 8
PVC glue ($5.00) x 1

Part numbers: 055321721769, 055321720328, 055321720151, and 038753315058, respectively. You’ll also need a saw, a sharpie, and a measuring tape.